Commentary

The two political parties, with all their arguing about taxes and budgets, are consuming Washington. The Democrats advocate investing in our future, while Republicans want to avoid a future that looks like Greece.
With a new management policy, we have signed one-year “evergreen” contracts with a few motor carriers. I was told to stop preparing bills of lading and to send shipments out just with the manifests we generate from our warehouse. Is this the right thing to do?
A phrase repeated during congressional hearings and bar arguments during the early days of the Reagan administration, "If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a tax," was always a pretty good hint that someone wasn't a fan of the user-fee approach to reducing the federal budget deficit.
A veteran shipper finds that expanding into the international arena provides an entirely new set of transportation challenges.
As the long, slow economic recovery grinds on, collaboration between shippers and carriers and 3PLs is moving toward the mainstream.
In an industry increasingly driven by technology, YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch stresses the importance of LTL freight basics — including "don't bust it."
When Mexico this month announced an initiative to boost security on its highways, it was the latest step on the country’s road to becoming a world-class manufacturer. But it also served as the latest acknowledgement that to do so, it must raise security where it is so sorely lacking.
This fall, what will become the Kansas City Intermodal Facility will be a loud and busy place as BNSF’s newest intermodal terminal roars to life. But what is more noteworthy is the planned adjoining park for multiple large distribution centers.
A brief two-day trip of more than 1,000 road miles gave me the chance to see an amazing story unfolding — development of a 3,000-acre plot of land into what will be a major inland port in Minot, N.D.
A shipper challenges a motor carrier's geographic-based surcharges on deliveries to a specific location. Does it have a case?
There’s plenty to cause concern about the transportation industry’s ongoing environmental impact, with freight traffic to and from the U.S. set to increase by at least a third during the next 10 years. Here are five things ports can do to curb emissions and improve air quality.
Are China’s days as the world’s largest manufacturing nation numbered? Yes, if you're willing to believe a growing number of business media and analysts.
The loss of the airship USS Akron in 1933 heralded the end of the rigid airship era and a change in naval and aviation history.
The last piece of a complex labor puzzle has clicked into place at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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